Red Bull Art of Motion 2014

Winning isn’t everything at Red Bull Art of Motion

Freerunners come to Santorini for the event, but there’s more than a title at stake this weekend.
By Oliver Schran

For most, Red Bull Art of Motion is an international contest in the idyllic setting of Santorini, Greece. For the athletes though, this annual date on the iconic island is so much more. It’s a friends reunion from all over the world.

This is how lifelong friendships are created. It’s amazing to know that no matter where you are in the world, you will always have a place to crash.

Jason Paul 

Red Bull Art of Motion 2015 - Cory de Meyers & Jason Paul enjoying the view
Cory DeMeyers and Jason Paul enjoying the view © Samo Vidic/Red Bull Content Pool

Every autumn, athletes from all over the world take over the white rooftops and the cute alleyways of the island as if a day hasn’t gone by since they last met up. They support one another, they are happy with each other’s happiness and sad with each other’s disappointment. This is how they prove that freerunning is a way of life where competitiveness cannot affect their bond, only strengthen it.

I don’t want to win because someone fell. I want to win without someone else falling.

– Luci Romberg, the best female freerunner in the world.

Red Bull Art of Motion 2014 - Best Trick Winner Luci Romerg upside down
Best Trick Winner Luci Romerg upside down © Samo Vidic/Red Bull Content Pool

A freerunner knows that no matter what difficulty may come his or her way, there is always someone in the community there to help in any possible way, as in all strong friendships. Even at the end of each race, where the joy of victory and the disappointment of a mediocre performance clash, the community comes back into place – in a massive group hug.

More: Take a look at the track and see who qualified on-site

Red Bull Art of Motion 2015 - Dimitris Kyrsanidis throwing the last trick of the day during sunset on September 30 in Santorini (GRE)
Catching the last of the rays © Samo Vidic / Red Bull Content Pool

WATCH IT LIVE!

Red Bull Art of Motion will broadcast live on redbullartofmotion.com and Red Bull TV at 15:00 CET on October 3. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit about.redbull.tv

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